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@teledyn@mstdn.ca
2024-04-24 19:16:47

I've never been American, and never hope to be one, but I keep getting referred back to Thomas Paine. After reading about his end of life and the fate of his corpse, I dug out Common Sense and Rights of Man and other works, basically the foundations of the Labour Movement.
But what has struck me as odd (for 2024), the young folks I talk to have never heard of Thomas Paine. Now these are likely not Americans either, but then, would an average Young American know what I was going on about?